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January 11, 2014
Salem News


- Jonathan J. Castelucci of North Canton was arrested for obstructing official business at 1:21 a.m. Friday after police received a suspicious person report on North Lincoln Avenue near F.E. Cope Drive. He wouldn't move from the road for a city snowplow and gave police identification information. He was transported to the county jail under $750 bond and given a verbal warning for disorderly conduct.

- Police responded to Cunningham Road and East State Street at 12:06 a.m. Friday for a report of a semi that was disabled. A truck had become stuck on the snow-covered hill but was gone when police arrived.

- Police responded to the 200 block of West Wilson Street at 3:39 p.m. for a fight in progress and learned it was a physical altercation between two neighbors. One requested medical attention and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The report will be forwarded to the county prosecutor's office for review.

- Police received a drive-off report from the 900 block of East State Street at 5:19 p.m. Thursday when a unknown man drove off without paying for $39.64 in gas. He was driving a silver truck and police were unable to locate a vehicle matching the description.

- Police responded to Centennial Park at 7:32 p.m. Thursday for a report of a suspicious person and were unable to locate anyone.

- A complainant in the 100 block of North Madison Avenue advised police at 8:01 p.m. Thursday that her motion light went on and police located fresh tracks in the snow that appeared to be someone walking through the yard to another destination.

- Perry Township police advised at 8:51 p.m. Thursday that cell phone tower lights in the 300 block of Benton Road were not working and the dispatcher advised the proper company.


- A caller reported her friend saw a child about 20 months old wearing only a shirt and diaper and sitting between two parked vehicles on South Beaver Street at 5:46 p.m. Wednesday. The friend stopped and picked up the child and went to a nearby home, but no one answered, so she yelled, and this time someone came to the door and took the child. The caller did not leave a name or number, nor did the caller provide an address.

- Jay Farrow, West Chestnut Street, reported at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday reported Bob Davis had broken into his apartment and stole his Reese's Pieces out his freezer. The officer did not find any sign of forced entry and told Farrow to call back should Davis show up. Farrow also called police on Jan. 4 to say he was being harassed by Davis

- Police responded to a report of an infant having a seizure at a home on North Beaver Street at 11:11 p.m. Sunday. Police remained until an ambulance arrived to transport the child to Salem Community Hospital.

-A clerk at Circle K called in regard to a disorderly customer at 6:33 a.m. Sunday. The person, identified as Eric Ward, left prior the officer arriving, but the clerk stated Ward had lost his iPhone and the employees were looking for it when he became angry and started to yell profanities, at which point Ward was asked to leave.

- Police responded to a 911 hang-up call from a home on East Chestnut Street at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday. The officer spoke to the occupants, who denied calling 911, nor were there any signs that anything was wrong. The occupants said their child had been playing with the phone when he accidentally dialed 911.

- Police responded to a noise complaint on East Chestnut Street at 8:42 p.m. Tuesday, but upon arrival did not hear any commotion in the apartment. The lights were off and the officer knocked on the door but no on answered.

- Samuel J. Carnahan, 32, of Minerva, was cited for driving left of center after the semi-truck he was operating crossed the center line on state Route 154, striking a semi-trailer coming the other way and driven by Bruce Bryan, 51, also of Minerva, at 2:43 p.m. Jan. 1.


A solicitor's permit was issued to Kathy Reash, South Bayshore Drive, at 1:38 p.m. Thursday.

- Kim Sharshan, Joshua Dixon Elementary School principal, reported at 2 p.m. Thursday a student left the building. Police went to the school and found the student did not leave the building but was running from teachers. The girl later calmed down and there were no further problems.

- A man reported at 3:54 p.m. Thursday a black Labrador-type dog was tied to the side of a garage and had no shelter. Police went to the home on Fairfield Avenue and found the residents were outside with the dog as well.

- A Brenda Lane woman requested at 4:51 p.m. Thursday police come out with a flashlight to help her find her cat.

- A Howard Street woman reported at 4:51 p.m. Thursday her house was burglarized. It was later discovered the person being accused of breaking in had a key as they had previously been dating. Arrangements were made to have the items returned along with the key at a later time.



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